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City of Night

by John Rechy - £12.00  Souvenir Press Ltd (2009)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780285638372 | ISBN 10: 0285638378

Acclaimed as one of the great novels of the twentieth century, City of Night created a new era in gay writing.
Bold and inventive in its portrayal of an urban underworld of prostitution and its unflinching description of the hustling youngman's search for self-knowledge within the neon-lit world of America's cities.
Moving from El Pasco to New York and New Orleans, this is a classic account of life on the edge.

"An American classic, with its loner hero, its juke joints and neon signs, its restless shifting from city to city, bed to bed, a hybrid of On the Road and Cather in the Rye."
(Independent on Sunday)
"(A) groundbreaking book...observing a whole new array of characters: drag queens, the still-beautiful boy living dangerously beyond his sell-by date, the guilt-ridden married men eaten up by desire and remorse, the vice cops and fag hags - they're all there, many of them for the first time in American literature."
(Edmund White, New York Review of Books)

(Price & availability last checked: September 2018)

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